HAVE YOU DONE THE READING?

I am honored to do this first (of many!) crossover event for THE WRITERS’ BLOCK PODCAST!

Follow The Writers’ Block Podcast and Written In Melanin Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Spotify!

The incredible C.M. Lockhart is champion of Black writers, as well as her own spaces: Written In Melanin Podcast.

For this cause, what began as an hour-plus conversation on her platform, became a two-part event which we covered erasure, discouragement, publishing, and the need of people whom don’t read (at all) whom try to argue with you.

Hint: If you have only read White authors, you are not well-read.

I am excited about this event because it is rare where Black writers can be candid, vulnerable, and open in a space where they will be heard before they can be criticized.

Here is to more conversations and more crossovers!

Back To Writing Month-Day 5

As we go forward into this adventure known as BTWM, I want to encourage you to look in your drafts. I want you to look at the work you abandoned. I want you to look at the poem that is haunting you. I want you to look at the work you started earlier this year and wonder if you can finish it by the end of the year.

I want you to finish one thing this week. Just one…

If you can do that, it’s a win.

-JBH

Back To Writing Month: Day 3

I am fond of saying on this side of the internet that you have to do your writer work.

Your writer work is anything related to the writing you are currently doing, including but not limited to research, freewriting, editing or brainstorming.

There is no getting around this!

There is no time like the present to get back writing. There is not greater time like now to look over the work you have to do in order do what you know what must be done.

Let’s get to work!

-JBH

Back To Writing Month: Day 2

This year has been hectic, and it has tested all of us in one way or another.

If we are honest, we know that there are few things which has brought us comfort, clarity…and sanity. For me, writing is one of those things. In the midst of loss, chaos, and confusion, there has been the hope of words.

I started journaling again. I found 2 (yes, 2!) books of poetry on my phone! I even made the decision to increase the storage on it! I decided this year I was going to refocus my creative energy to do what I need to do!

I decided for this Back To Writing Month (BTWM), that I was going to pick up where I left off. This means forgotten drafts, stuff I didn’t edit/upload, and focusing on the plans that I have for my own works.

My writing resolution this month is: BELIEVE IN ME FIRST.

What resolution are you making?